This 5-star restaurant with rooms and an award-winning garden is nestled on the Moray Firth coast in the majestic Scottish Highlands.
Ingredients: Serves 1
For the Guinea Fowl:
1 guinea fowl breast
250ml Riesling wine
1 sprig of fresh thyme
40g golden raisins
200ml guinea fowl stock or good-quality fresh chicken stock
For the Black Pudding Bon-Bons:
24g black pudding, rolled into two 12g balls
50g panko breadcrumbs
25g plain flour, seasoned
1 egg, beaten
For the Spiced Cabbage:
200g Asian cabbage, finely sliced
50g carrot, grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
15g fresh ginger, peeled and grated
4 spring onions, finely chopped
Micro coriander cress to garnish
Prepared night before:
1 In one bowl marinate the breast in 100ml of Riesling wine and thyme.
2 Bring another 100ml of wine to the boil, remove from the heat and in another bowl pour over the golden raisins to. Leave overnight.
On the day:
For the Spiced Cabbage
1 Add the Asian cabbage and carrot to a large bowl and mix well with the salt and set aside for 20 minutes.
2 Prepare the garlic, spring onions and chilli.
3 After the 20 minutes, wash the salt off the cabbage and carrot mix and squeeze out as much of the water you can, mix everything together and set aside.
For the Bon-bons:
1 Roll the bon-bons in the seasoned flour, dip into the beaten egg and coat in breadcrumbs.
2 Place into the refrigerator for up to three hours to firm up. Once firm, deep-fry the bon-bons until golden brown. Drain on a piece of kitchen paper.
For the Guinea Fowl:
1 Heat oven to 180°C.
2 Season the Guinea Fowl breast.
3 In a pan, heat some olive oil and carefully add the Fowl breast, skin side down first, and colour until golden.
4 Place in the middle of the oven and cook for 3 minutes.
5 Take out the oven and turn onto the flesh side. Return to the oven and cook for a further 5 minutes.
6 Remove from the oven then remove the breast and leave to rest.
7 Deglaze the pan with the remaining 50ml of Riesling wine and the stock.
8 Reduce the stock by two thirds, then add the Fowl breast into the sauce along with the golden raisins.
1 Heat the cabbage and carrot mix in a thick bottom pan so it is warm through. Do not fry.
2 Serve according to the photo.
In association with Taste Communications.
Source : HeraldScotland